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Rebecca Szkutak

Rebecca Szkutak is a reporter for Private Debt Investor. She joined PDI in September 2018. Prior to that she covered startups for American Inno in the Boston and Colorado markets.

Clearlake rakes in $1.4bn for latest special situations fund

The vehicle is the most recent in a steady stream of distressed debt products to hold closes on more than $1bn in the past week.

Senior debt funds show return longevity

Research from Burgiss shows that senior debt funds garner strong returns at the 10-year mark, but still lag behind private equity.

Ares closes on more than $1bn for latest distressed fund

The vehicle, which is targeting $2bn, received a $70m commitment from the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System.
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Twin Brook pulls in record haul of $2.75bn for latest direct lending fund –...

The vehicle, which surpassed the fundraise of its predecessor fund, will continue the firm’s strategy of investing in US-based lower mid-market businesses.
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GSO raises $4.5bn for its latest energy fund

The vehicle will invest in North American energy companies, both performing and distressed.
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Gender equality lending takes focus at multiple firms

Organisations like Calvert Impact Capital and CNote invest through a gender lens into underserved communities.

PDI CFOs 2019: Why expanding into an adjacent asset class is like ‘starting from...

Broadening product offerings was a topic of discussion at our forum among managers looking to grow in an increasingly competitive market.
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Bridging Finance’s fund of funds is the latest debt product tailored for Canadian investors

The vehicle is the most recent example of Canadian GPs looking to get investors involved in the asset class through diverse debt products.
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Not all pension funds are completely sold on private credit

Several funds have scaled back their allocation to the asset class, but signs show that overall investor appetite is strong.

Healthcare under the microscope

There are many approaches to healthcare debt, ranging from investing in companies with negative cashflow up to profitable mid-market businesses. We lift the lid on four ways to engage with the sector

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